Deuteronomy 32:9
New International Version
For the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.

New Living Translation
“For the people of Israel belong to the LORD; Jacob is his special possession.

English Standard Version
But the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted heritage.

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.

King James Bible
For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

New King James Version
For the LORD’s portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

New American Standard Bible
“For the LORD’S portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.

NASB 1995
“For the LORD’S portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.

NASB 1977
“For the LORD’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.

Amplified Bible
“For the LORD’S portion and chosen share is His people; Jacob (Israel) is the allotment of His inheritance.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob, his own inheritance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob, His own inheritance.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the portion of LORD JEHOVAH is his people and Yaquuv is the lot of his inheritance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his people Jacob became the portion of the Lord, Israel was the line of his inheritance.

Contemporary English Version
but the LORD himself takes care of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob the lot of his inheritance.

English Revised Version
For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Good News Translation
but Jacob's descendants he chose for himself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD's people were his property. Jacob was his own possession.

International Standard Version
For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is his allotted portion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the portion of the LORD is His people, Jacob the lot of His inheritance.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH’s portion [is] His people, Jacob [is] the line of His inheritance.

NET Bible
For the LORD's allotment is his people, Jacob is his special possession.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

World English Bible
For Yahweh's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah's portion is His people, Jacob is the line of His inheritance.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Moses
8When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. 9But the LORD’s portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance. 10He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:9
"O Lord," he said, "if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our iniquity and sin, and take us as Your inheritance."

1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took a flask of oil, poured it on Saul's head, kissed him, and said, "Has not the LORD anointed you ruler over His inheritance?

2 Samuel 14:16
For the king will hear and deliver his maidservant from the hand of the man who would cut off both me and my son from God's inheritance.'

1 Kings 8:51
For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the furnace for iron.

1 Kings 8:53
For You, O Lord GOD, as Your inheritance, have set them apart from all the peoples of the earth, as You spoke through Your servant Moses when You brought our fathers out of Egypt."

Psalm 28:9
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forever.

Psalm 74:2
Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe of Your inheritance--Mount Zion where You dwell.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

the Lord's

Deuteronomy 26:18,19
And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; …

Exodus 15:16
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

lot [heb] cord

Micah 2:5
Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD’s
יְהֹוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

portion
חֵ֥לֶק (ḥê·leq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2506: Portion, tract, territory

is His people,
עַמּ֑וֹ (‘am·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֖ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

His allotted
חֶ֥בֶל (ḥe·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

inheritance.
נַחֲלָתֽוֹ׃ (na·ḥă·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion


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